Have you discovered the fun of inking your own Spectrum (rainbow) pad yet? You can purchase an uninked Stampin' UP! Spectrum pad (here) and use your ink refills to create your own rainbow, or, your own choice of color spectrum!!!
Today I am sharing a couple of my own Spectrum Rainbow Ink Pad card samples, and several tips with you!
My cards today all feature the same rainbow pad that I inked with Stampin' Up! ink refills (see below for color combo). I used the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, the Beautiful Day stamp set, and the Springtime Impressions butterfly die cut on my colorful cards! For the card above, I layered my stamped piece onto Gorgeous Grape and Pineapple Punch cardstock!
I have a challenge for my Luv 2 Stamp Group this coming month to create projects using their own inked rainbow pad, to earn fun prizes, so I thought I would play along and give them some examples to jump start their creativity!! Thinking about joining my team? click here to read more - and don't forget about the 10 free ink pad offer in July when you join!
To create the rainbow butterfly die cut, I tapped the rainbow pad across my Whisper White cardstock, then spritzed it with water... after it was dry, I die cut the butterfly in my Big Shot.
Some TIPS for creating your own rainbow pad...
- think about a color combo you'd like to use
- do you want a true "ROYGBIV" rainbow? or a monochromatic pad with different shades of all one color?
- get out your Stampin' Write markers and test out your idea on cardstock first
- get out your ink refills and fill your Spectrum pad!
For this Spectrum rainbow pad, I used this color combo:
When inking a larger stamp such as the butterfly below (from the Beautiful Day stamp set) or the Thank You stamp from the Thankful Thoughts set, you can get almost all, if not all, of the colors on your pad. When using smaller images like the heart from the Ribbon of Courage set (1st card in this post), you can just capture a couple of the colors!
Click here to watch a fun Spectrum pad video by Sara Douglass, Stampin' UP! CEO
Tip: I stamped this butterfly once on the card and again on a scrap, cut it out and then added it as a 2nd layer to the card.. I love the extra dimension! I also added some Glitter Enamel dots and did a little splattering with my Stampin' Write marker!
The top fold card base is Mango Melody cardstock.
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